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Old 03-18-2010, 07:50 AM   #1
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We have very hard well water out here in the country and the last couple of times I went to the salon for a haircut they suggested a "Malibu Treatment" which is supposed to get all the rust, minerals, hard water residue out of your hair - but it's like the same cost of a haircut and she said I should do it like every month or two! Well, I just don't have that kind of money to spend - I only get my haircut every 4-5 months! So - I'm due for a haircut and I wanted to see if there was something I could do cheaply at home about the buildup on my hair *before* I go in for the haircut. I came across this homemade malibu treatment: LEMONADE packets! Just take 2-10 packets (depending on length of hair - I used 7 because I have fairly long hair), mix with a *tiny* bit of water to make a paste (too much water makes it runny and harder to apply). Wet your hair and apply the lemonade paste and some conditioner to your hair and work it in thouroughly. Then put on a shower cap or wrap a towel around your head and leave in for 10-15 minutes. It will sting a bit - like the salon treatments do I guess -but it's working! Afterwards shampoo your hair like normal and use conditioner and even maybe a leave-in conditioner (because I've heard it can dry hair out a bit for a day or two- I applied some leave-in conditioner before bed) OH MY GOODNESS!!!! IT WORKED!!! My hair feels SOOOOO CLEAN, SOFT & MANAGEABLE!!!!! It only cost me $1.40!!!! I just used the Walmart brand packets - 20 cents each! I plan on doing this treatment every month or two!
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(I'm not sure how this treatment would work on colored hair - mine is a natural strawberry blonde - never been dyed, colored or highlighted - just FYI)

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Old 03-18-2010, 08:35 AM   #2
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I have to try this our water is awful!
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That is a great idea!
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Re: DIY Malibu Treatment with LEMONADE packets!!

Great idea. We moved to my parents home and they have AWEFUL water. Lots of minerals. They do control it with a water filter but that puts lots of salt mineral in our water. I have noticed a huge change in my hair. My color is flatter and not shiny and my hair and skin are a lot dryer. This sounds like it would work wonders. My hair used to straighten well and was very managable but not as much now. Thanks for the great tip
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lemonade packets??? Like koolaid?
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I will have to try this. I might need 10 packets!
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Old 03-19-2010, 03:38 PM   #7
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lemonade packets??? Like koolaid?
The plain lemonade packets - not koolaid, but the packets look the same. Also don't use lemonade drink mix (that has sugar in it) just plain ole lemonade packets.
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